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Walk and Talk | 24/09/2018 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Walk and Talk

Time to get outside! Get on those hiking boots and take some time to revel in the great outdoors! The idea is to organise an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 2 to 3 hours, in the afternoon – in order to discover or re-discover the beautiful hiking paths of the Maine-et-Loire. Come along with good walking shoes, protection against rain, cold or heat according to the season…. a bottle of water and a little “en-cas” to keep you going ! Maximum group is 20 so make sure to sign up!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone numbers (preferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 25/09/2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library presents a series of sessions aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos, often with different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

This session will focus on Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare in Egitto”.

These sessions are free and open to the public. Please let Michel Cartillier know if you will be present by sending an email to this address.


Open house and BBB (big, big booksale) & bakesale | 29/09/2018 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

booksale

Note the date for the library’s big booksale and bakesale (otherwise known as the BBB) & fall fun(d)draiser from 10-6!

The big, big booksale & bakesale is not to miss. This is the ultimate win-win situation: support community services that the library provides while finding great book bargains…oddles and oddles of books for sale and a delicious bakesale!

 

 

 


Saturday Reading Group | 29/09/2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The September read for the group is “The Lovely Bones” by Alice Sebold. The group will be discussing the 2009 film based on the same title.

When and where: Meetings will be held in the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3:00. Cost: FREE to all members of the library. To join: Please contact Anne Kaar at bookgroup@ellia.org


Drama Club **NEW ACTIVITY** | 03/10/2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Drama Club **NEW ACTIVITY**

Come join the Drama Club, a new activity at the library starting this September! Open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It will consist of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings will take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please attend regularly on the following dates: October 3rd, October 17th, November 7th, November 21st, December 5th, December 19th, January 9th, January 23rd, February 6th, February 27th, March 13th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 24th, May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th and June 12th.

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90€ for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up at the front desk. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Reading Shakespeare | 05/10/2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up by sending an email to John Barritt.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 09/10/2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library presents a series of sessions aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos, often with different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

This session will focus on Handel’s opera “Serse”.

These sessions are free and open to the public. Please let Michel Cartillier know if you will be present by sending an email to this address.


Take your TOEIC test | 10/10/2018 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Take your TOEIC test

The library is an authorized open center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test (Public programme with photo). To sign up please consult the ETS website


Textile Arts & Crafts | 11/10/2018 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Textile Arts & Crafts

If you love needlecraft, this activity is for you! Each participant will make a textile creation of their choice, (bag, pouch, wall tapestry, whatever you fancy!) all while exchanging different techniques in English.

Bring your own materials and join us at the library once a month on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: October 11th, November 8th and December 6th. Free to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


Reading Shakespeare | 12/10/2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up by sending an email to John Barritt.


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